Al Jazeera recently interviewed Middle East Policy Council executive director Dr. Thomas R. Mattair on U.S.-Saudi Relations. The interview, conducted in Arabic, begins at 5:37 in the video below.
The campaign to liberate Iraq’s second city, Mosul, from the tyrannical rule of ISIS is intensifying. But many regional observers harbor serious concerns about the ability of the Iraqi central government to handle the aftermath.
A UN aid convoy has been destroyed, apparently in a regime airstrike, less than a week into the U.S.-Russia brokered ceasefire between government troops and opposition forces in Syria.
In the 40 plus years of my diplomatic service Iran has moved in American policy from being one of the "Two Pillars" of stability in the Persian Gulf to something approaching Enemy Number 1. Indeed, Iran has been difficult and at times an enemy.
The postponement of the upcoming municipal elections in the West Bank and Gaza has once again highlighted the seemingly intractable divide between the two main Palestinian political factions.
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the center-right political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, did poorly in recent state elections, owing to the concomitant rise of the far-right, anti-Islam and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
Nabih Berri, head of Lebanon’s primarily Shiite Amal Movement, who has served as Parliamentary Speaker since 1992, has finally confirmed what many Lebanese have long suspected.
With Labor Day around the corner and the U.S. presidential elections preparing to shift into a higher gear, many commentators and regional dailies are beginning to reflect on the state of the race and its implications for the United States and the Middle East.
The burkini ban implemented in various parts of France has generated headlines around the world, pitting French secularism against individual rights.
The Egyptian government has just concluded negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a US$12 billion loan in exchange for promised cuts in fuel and food government subsidies.